This imaginative hybrid of styles balances malt, citrus, and spices flawlessly.
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NEW HOLLAND WHITE HATTER
White Hatter is a seasonal offering in the Hatter series of innovative IPAs from New Holland. The relatively new style called white IPA offers brewers wide berth in creating the recipe, with some choosing to add spice to a west coast IPA and others starting with a Belgian-style wit. New Holland goes the latter route, and we’re glad they did. Aromas of orange peel, cracked black pepper, and stone fruit are joined by the sweet, grassy character of chamomile. These notes show up in the flavor profile as well, with the addition of creamy malt and floral hops. Coriander, chamomile, and grains of paradise (a West African spice used in Medieval times as an inexpensive alternative to black pepper) give this beer it’s Belgian backbone, while bold hopping ties in its American heritage. Nothing is wasted in White Hatter, as the grains, spices, and hops all come through in individual layers before blending seamlessly in the finish. Serve in a tumbler or pint glass at 40-45 F.
Suggested Food Pairing: White Hatter is bold enough to stand up to some of our summer favorites like grilled bluefish and lemon-ginger chicken wings, and we used it to add a punch of brightness to our Watermelon Gazpacho.
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